Mach's principle
The physical principle that the inertia of a body in a system is determined by the distribution of mass and energy in the rest of the system.

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  • Mach's principle — Physics. the proposition that there is no absolute space and that the inertia and acceleration of a body are determined by all of the matter of the universe. [after E. MACH] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Mach, Ernst — born Feb. 18, 1838, Chirlitz Turas, Moravia died Feb. 19, 1916, Haar, Ger. Austrian physicist and philosopher. After earning a doctorate in physics in 1860, he taught at the Universities of Vienna and Graz as well as Charles University in Prague …   Universalium

  • Mach , Ernst — (1838–1916) Austrian physicist Mach, who was born at Turas (now in the Czech Republic), had a somewhat unorthodox upbringing and education. His father was a man knowledgable in both the classics and the sciences who retired to farm near Vienna… …   Scientists

  • principle — /prin seuh peuhl/, n. 1. an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct: a person of good moral principles. 2. a fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived: the principles of modern physics. 3. a fundamental… …   Universalium

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